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Can you tell me about White Industries hubs?(4 posts)

Can you tell me about White Industries hubs?collinsc
Jun 5, 2002 12:43 AM
They seem pretty sweet and Im picking up good vibes, but can anyone provide real insight? Theyre used on Lew wheels so I cant imagine they suck. What do you know about em?


hoping that something made in my hometown (dont live there anymore) doesnt totally suck.
Bomb proofslow-ron
Jun 5, 2002 4:09 AM
Haven't had them on any road bike but I've been riding them hard on my mountain bike for over 3 years. Lot's of mud and lot's of rough trails and all I've had to do for them is put in new sealed bearings last fall.

I'd build up a set of road wheels with these if they were a bit more affordable. Unsure how stiff they would be on the road but the hub diameters are very big so they should be a good choice.
I have a Wheelsmith-built set of these hubs on my MTBfloatch
Jun 5, 2002 4:38 AM
Those are my favorite wheels! I'll never part with those hubs... They're super smooth, very strong, and always draw oohs and aahhhs from bike guys. The rear hub is kinda loud, but in a cool way. Get them if you can!
Take a look at MTBR reviews -- mixedGator
Jun 5, 2002 5:54 AM
Hey. I've got a set laced to some 517s on my mountain bike. They are VERY cool-looking, and when working, are the fastest hubs I've ever used -- they SCREAM. However, my rear hub totally blew up this year, and appparently it's not that uncommon.

It looks like their seals are somewhat suspect. From my experience and looking at some of the other reviews, they don't do quite as well as they should in the wet.

Of course, they're not too expensive to have rebuilt. I essentially had everything except the outer shell replaced and rebuilt by the factory for less than $100, and the bearings are cheap.

So if you can live with something that may have to be rebuilt in 2-3 years in exchange for great performance and total pimp looks, you might consider them.